Two of a Kind

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While manga offers deeper insight to the material, anime movies provide more opulent visual components to the story. These specific manga and anime are not only rich in content but are absolutely stunning realized on screen.

Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind

Princess Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind is a fearless explorer and leader. When Nausicaa stumbles upon the truth of the Fukai –an ancient forest of poisonous spores and plants spreading over the land- she fights to save it and her planet from the neighboring kingdom Tolmekia. Hayao Miyazaki based his gorgeous animated film on this manga. Check out the DVD as well!

5 Centimeters Per Second

5 Centimeters Per Second expands on each of the characters the movie presents. Takaki Tono meets Akari Shinohara in elementary school and their relationship grows for the next few years until they move to different sides of Japan. Takaki and Akari lose contact, resulting in Takaki’s future romantic relationships to suffer in his childhood crush’s absence. Check out the DVD as well!